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Alger Hiss's looking-glass wars : the covert life of a Soviet spy

Author: G Edward White
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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For decades, a great number of Americans saw Alger Hiss as an innocent victim of McCarthyism - a distinguished diplomat railroaded by an ambitious Richard Nixon. And even as the case against Hiss grew over time, his dignified demeanor helped create an aura of innocence that outshone the facts in many minds. Now G. Edward White deftly draws together the countless details of Hiss's life - from his upper middle-class  Read more...
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Biography
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White, G. Edward.
Alger Hiss's looking-glass wars.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003015933
(OCoLC)52766314
Named Person: Alger Hiss
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G Edward White
ISBN: 9780195348408 0195348400 0195153456 9780195153453 1280502037 9781280502033
OCLC Number: 57138445
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 297 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Family and marriage --
Exposure --
Prison --
The campaign for vindication --
The campaign gains momentum --
The intervention of Allen Weinstein --
The Russian connection --
Alger Hiss's looking-glass wars.
Responsibility: G. Edward White.

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Draws together the details of Alger Hiss, an innocent victim of McCarthyism from his upper middle-class childhood in Baltimore and his brilliant success at Harvard to his later career as a self-made  Read more...

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"With his portrait of the man himself--as well as supporters, for whom almost no evidence was convincing--Mr. White has written the best book ever about Alger Hiss." -- Michael J. Ybarra, The Wall Read more...

 
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